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Here you'll find quizzes on all sorts of aspects of the English language ranging from vocabulary, word origins, spelling, to the history of English.   There are 1,488 quizzes in this category.
Take English - The Mixed Quiz ( Scores )
What do you know about this topic? Play this mixed game to try a little bit of everything!
folder Borrowed Words and Phrases (51) folder Etymology (116)
folder Grammatical and Lexical Items (70) folder Idioms and Proverbs (216, 1 new)
folder Language Use (162) folder Spelling Bee (77)
folder Varieties of English (179) folder Vocabulary (609, 3 new)
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Meet Tom Swifty

Do you like puns? So you'll like this peculiar kind of word play called Tom Swifty. Explanation given in the first question.
Average (10 qns)
zordy
Apr 13 07
53157 plays
2
The Evil Essay

As an English instructor, I spend a good deal of my life helping people write essays. See if you already know the basics of essay writing--or, as I call it, "The Evil Essay".
Easy (10 qns)
pagiedamon
Jul 04 08
9114 plays
3
Become a Better Writer

Everyone needs to write sometimes. You might have to dispute a bill in writing or compose a self-evaluation. Or, you just might want to write a quiz at FunTrivia! Learn a few basics to becoming a better writer.
Average (10 qns)
Pagiedamon
Dec 28 08
5796 plays
4
Fun with Words

This quiz will deal with some unique properties of words, obscure word facts and uncommon words.
Average (10 qns)
dan2626
Jan 23 10
5511 plays
5
I Can Has Cheeseburger?

A little hodge-podge about some words in the English language and why they can be so daunting to foreigners, small children, native speakers, farm animals, etc. (In response to an author's challenge)
Tough (10 qns)
logcrawler
Apr 23 10
6324 plays
6
Words and Symbols

Here is a quiz to see if you know the following useless, yet interesting information, about some of the oddities of the English language.
Average (10 qns)
57wordsmith
Nov 27 05
13308 plays
7
How Much Do You Really Know about Full?

The word 'full' sounds at first like the opposite of 'empty'. It appears, however, in a lot of other contexts. This quiz will try to point some ways to see 'full' in a lot of new ways.
Very Easy (10 qns)
Windswept
Nov 13 12
3306 plays
8
Meet Tom Swifty again.

My preceding Tom Swifty quiz had an unexpected success and many quiz maniacs asked for more.
Tough (10 qns)
zordy
Oct 25 07
5988 plays
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